Receiving a traffic ticket may be more serious than you realize. Once you have been convicted of a serious traffic offense or have a number of tickets on your driving record, the risk of a harsh penalty increases with every new court case. The most serious traffic offenses are treated as misdemeanors and sometimes even as felonies within the Virginia criminal justice system. Even if the ticket is not treated as a criminal offense in Virginia, too many tickets in a short period of time could lead to an administrative suspension of a person's license.
If you are not familiar with how the criminal justice system works, you may find yourself making a mistake that hurts your case in speaking with a police officer or a witness. The prosecutor is an attorney who represents the state and may use any mistake you make in your case against you. Because a judge must remain impartial, he or she cannot help you. A judge may make a decision very quickly, leaving you feeling lost, alone, and perhaps further victimized by the system.
In 2012, I established The Law Office of Jennifer Raimo, PLLC with the belief that all clients deserve an honest and compassionate lawyer who will not only work to protect their rights in court, but also explain every step of the case as the matter proceeds no matter how simple or complicated an issue may be. Keeping clients well-informed about what to expect and about what is actually happening will help to relieve some of the stress and anxiety clients often feel as they move through the court system.
If you have a traffic ticket or a drunk driving charge, call today for a free consultation. I look forward to serving your legal needs.
3905 Railroad Ave.
Suite 104 (South)
If your traffic ticket cannot be prepaid, it's probably not "just a ticket". Call Jennifer Raimo to schedule a free consultation about your ticket and the likely outcome of your case.
Many traffic violations are not infractions, but actually misdemeanors or felonies with a risk of jail time and/or suspension of your driver's license. You are only entitled to have a court-appointed lawyer if the police officer does not want to waive jail time. Don't be surprised by a license suspension or a criminal record sometime after your court case is over. Contact Jennifer Raimo now to learn exactly what you are facing and the best way to protect your rights.
Jennifer Raimo is a sole practitioner who works hard for you. She handles all types of traffic cases, including DWI/DUI, racing, reckless driving, aggressive driving, driving while suspended, and driving without a license in courts throughout northern Virginia. She also appears regularly in criminal courtrooms for other types of misdemeanors and felonies. To schedule a free consultation regarding your traffic ticket, call (703)591-4868 today.
DUI and DWI
Are you charged with drunk driving or driving after having illegally consumed alcohol? You will need an experienced attorney to help you in court.
DWI law can be rather complicated in Virginia. Political campaigns to be tough on crime combined with a number of tragedies related to drunk driving have created a steady increase in the severity of the penalties over the past several years.
A first offense of drunk driving carries a mandatory twelve month suspension of your driver's license, a minimum $250.00 fine, active probation, and an alcohol program commonly referred to as "ASAP" or "VASAP". There is also a required suspended jail sentence and even active jail time under certain circumstances.
You will need someone who knows the technical issues that must be proven in order to convict you and how to properly dispute them in court. To schedule a free consultation, call Jennifer Raimo at (703)591-4868. You will meet with an experienced attorney who will help you evaluate your situation in an objective, nonjudgmental manner.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
From the first time I read a Nancy Drew book as a child, Jennifer Raimo has always been fascinated by all aspects of the criminal justice system and court proceedings. As she grew into adulthood, I learned that unlike fictional murder mysteries, most people who find themselves facing charges in court are normal people who just got in trouble either because: (1) they weren't paying attention; (2) honestly did not believe they were doing anything wrong; (3) consciously made a poor choice; or (4) acted within legal limits but were accused anyway.
I used to watch whatever type of case happened to be on Court TV in between my college classes and visit a local courthouse to watch what was happening in random courtrooms. I began watching proceedings for many types of cases, from running a stop sign, to drunk driving, to probation violation, to serious criminal charges.
After completing my undergraduate education, Ms. Raimo began working at a county jail and met many inmates who were there for traffic related offenses. Most of them were normal people who just got in trouble. Between my courtroom observations and my interactions with the inmates, I learned that, although the system often works, justice is not always served in the courtroom. When it was time to apply to law school, I knew I could make a difference in people's lives by protecting their rights in court.
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
Law is a ministry for Ms. Raimo. She understands that everyone's case is important to them personally. Many clients report they have trouble sleeping, eating, or focusing on anything other than their pending court date. Ms. Raimo seeks to reduce her clients' stress and anxiety about what may happen while at the same time providing clients with an honest and realistic expectation as to what may happen.
I have always loved criminal justice ever since I read my first Nancy Drew book as a child. During my freshman year of college I volunteered with a group of students at a juvenile detention center. We planned holiday celebrations and seasonal activities for the kids in short-term detention.
I studied Spanish throughout all of my high school and college years with the goal of being able to communicate with as many people as possible in my future career.
I graduated from West Chester University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and a minor in Spanish. After two years working as a corrections officer, I enrolled in law school at George Mason University and ultimately graduated in 2001 with a Juris Doctorate degree.
In 2012, I established the Law Office of Jennifer Raimo, PLLC. I believe all clients deserve an honest and compassionate lawyer who will not only work to protect their rights in court, but also explain every step of the case as the matter proceeds no matter how simple or complicated an issue may be. Keeping clients well-informed about what to expect and about what is actually happening in their cases will help to relieve some of the stress and anxiety clients often feel as they move through the court system.
Call today for a free consultation. I look forward to serving your legal needs.
Bar Number: 47318
Virginia , 2001
George Mason University School of Law
Participated in the trial advocacy team.
West Chester University
Bacholor of Science
Criminal Justice major with Spanish minor.
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